"OVERSTRAND, on the coast, from 1 to 2 miles E.S.E. of Cromer, has in its parish 240 souls, and 439 acres of land, bounded on the south by a range of hills, and on the north by the lofty sea cliffs, but having on the beach a fishing station, called BECK HYTH, where there are curing houses, and 4 large and 14 small fishing boats. It is in the manor of Gimingham-Lancaster, held by Lord Suffield, but the soil belongs to copyholders, subject to arbitrary fines. The old Church (St. Martin,) was washed down in the reign of Richard II., when the present one was erected. Only part of the nave is fitted up for divine service, and the rest is in ruins. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £2. 1s. 5d., was augmented with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty in 1800, and has £80. 7s. a year, awarded in 1840, in lieu of tithes. Lord Suffield is patron, and the Rev. Paul Johnson incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
See also Sidestrand.
Poppyland is the area around Overstrand and Sidestrand.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The dedication of the parish church is Christ Church.
There was previously a church dedicated to St Martin.
- No author
- St Martin's Church, Overstrand.
[London, Home Words, 1975]
- Methodist Church
- Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1726-1811 and Burials 1725-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Overstrand Parish Council
- Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
- This is the area around Overstrand and Sidestrand.
- Battersea, Lady Constance
- Reminiscences (of Overstrand and the Rothschild family).
[London, Macmillan, 1923]
- Knights, Mark
- The illustrated guide to Cromer and neighbourhood: including Runton, Sherringham, Overstrand, Sidestrand, Mundesley, Northrepps, Bacton, Bromholm, and the Broads; revised to the present time by Mark Knights.
[London, Jarrold, 1880s]
- Rothery, Constance
- The Poppyland Flyer: the story of the railway line from Cromer to North Walsham, 1906-1953: calling at: Cromer Links - Overstrand - Sidestrand Halt -Trimmingham and Paston and Knapton - Mundesley.
- Stibbons, Peter; and Cleveland, David
- Poppyland: Strands of Norfolk History.
[ISBN 0946148171, Poppyland Publishing, 1985]
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Overstrand to another place.
Overstrand is in North Erpingham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for North Erpingham Hundred
- Description of North Erpingham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Overstrand has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG245408 (Lat/Lon: 52.91796, 1.337327), Overstrand which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Anderson, Verily
- Let's have a school. Overstrand Belfry School, 1830-1980.
[Overstrand Belfry School, 1980]